Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (ebumms Edit)

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Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (ebumms Edit)
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Original Release Date:
1999
Original Running Time:
136
Fanedit Release Date:
Fanedit Running Time:
132
Time Cut:
4
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Brief Synopsis:
This fan edit is for those of us who have convinced ourselves that we love Episode I almost exactly as it is but would prefer just a little less Jar Jar. He's been toned down just enough to possibly be likable.
Intention:
I want the viewer to feel like they watched the same movie only this time finding it to be a little easier to love.
Release Information:
Digital
Special Features
1080p/5.1
Editing Details:
This edit started out as a mission to completely remove Jar Jar Binks and all other cringeworthy moments. In the process I discovered fanedit.org and was amazed at many of the brilliant edits and even began to incorporate some of their ideas into mine. Once I had it whittled down to about an hour and 30 minutes I started to miss certain scenes and lines that lent more to enriching the story than I had originally thought. I began to put back edit after edit until I decided that I want my fan edit to be as minimal as possible...only the worst offenders would be cut. There are many cringeworthy bits I decided to keep in, all of the stiff dialogue, child acting and midichlorians are still there, because, like it or not, they are Episode I to me.
Cuts and Additions:
MUTED Battle Droid: "uh oh"
MUTED Jar Jar yell during dive
REMOVED Jar Jar: "Yousa follow me now okeyday."
REMOVED Capt. Tarpals: "Yousa in big doo doo this time."
REMOVED Jar Jar getting zapped
REMOVED Jar Jar: "Count me out...Whata mesa saying?"
REPLACED Jar Jar: "Dis is nutsen..." with "Where wesa goin?"
REMOVED entire second half of underwater sequence
REMOVED Battle Droid: "Where are you taking them...doesn't compute."
MUTED/CROPPED Jar Jar: "Dissen very, very bad. Ooh! Icky, icky goo."
REMOVED Jar Jar sticking out tongue
TRIMMED Jar Jar chasing pit droid
TRIMMED Jar Jar juggling junk
REMOVED Jar Jar spinning in doorway
REMOVED Jar Jar: "No again" through Qui-Gon: "That's our problem."
REMOVED Jar Jar: "Mesa hatin' crunchin'." through Qui-Gon: "heading into trouble."
TRIMMED pause between Anakin: "very" and "dangerous"
MUTED Jar Jar gulp
REMOVED Jar Jar head shake after Qui-Gon grabs his tongue
REMOVED extended pod race introductions
REMOVED fart and Jar Jar reaction
MUTED Sebulba: "Uh oh"
MUTED Announcer noise after "Jabba the Hutt"
REMOVED Jar Jar: "Oh this is gonna be messy. Me no watchin'."
MUTED Kitster: "Yay! Yippee!"
REPLACED Announcer dance and duplicate crowd shot with deleted crowd shots
MUTED Anakin: "Yippee!"
REMOVED Jar Jar: "The queen's being grossly nice...pitty hot."
REPLACED Jar Jar: second "Mesa show you!" with first "Mesa show you."
MUTED Jar Jar: "Yippee! Yahoo!"
MUTED Battle Droid: "roger, roger"
REMOVED Jar Jar spinning sling
REMOVED Jar Jar: "dumb droid" and battle droid stuck to foot
REMOVED Jar Jar: "Dis is nutsen."
REMOVED Jar Jar: "Uh oh. Big booboo."
MUTED Jar Jar: "Uh oh."
MUTED Jar Jar yell
REMOVED Jar Jar: "What? Mesa no have a booma!"
MUTED Jar Jar head shake sound
MUTED Anakin: "Oops"
TRIMMED Obi Wan jumping over Darth Maul
Cover art by ebumms (DOWNLOAD HERE)
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2 reviews
Overall rating
 
8.3
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0(2)
Visual Editing
 
10.0(2)
Audio Editing
 
10.0(2)
Narrative
 
7.5(2)
Enjoyment
 
7.5(2)
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Overall rating
 
8.6
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
8.0
Enjoyment
 
8.0
Editing was smooth and a great watch you if you already enjoy the film.

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Overall rating
 
7.9
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
7.0
Enjoyment
 
7.0
My family asked to watch this one after seeing some clips of ebumms' work on YouTube.

The audio work in particular is amazing in this edit. Considering how difficult it is for other editors to separate dialogue from music and sound effects in most movies in general, and considering that Star Wars is notoriously difficult to edit on this point, it's astonishing how seamlessly ebumms removes annoying moments. To take just one example, watch how Jar Jar's noises are removed when he dives into the water. So many of his edits are subtle that I had to look at the cutlist just to find out what was missing. I haven't had to do that since Adywan's ANH, which is quite a compliment.

For me, it's hard to cut too much out of "The Phantom Menace." I edited a version a while back (since lost) that whittled the movie down to 80 minutes without losing anything important (IMO). For a younger family member watching this, though - someone who grew up watching TPM on VHS over and over again, and knows every moment much better than I do - too many cuts actually end up being distracting. He loved this minimalist edit, and he says it's now his go-to version. If you're coming from the same background as him, you'll likely agree. And kudos again to ebumms for his masterful editing!

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